Nine Tennessee-based start-ups, including five that we have spotlighted recently on tedknovation.biz, have been announced as finalists for the “Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) Pitch Competition” that will be held as part of next month’s “36|86 Entrepreneurship Festival.”
The event, set to start at 1 p.m. CDT August 29 at Ole Red in Downtown Nashville, will feature one start-up from each of LaunchTN’s nine partner organizations – six regional accelerators and three statewide associations. The nine companies will pitch before a panel of judges for the opportunity to win $50,000. Competitors will also vie for a $10,000 crowd favorite award. Voting is now open for the crowd favorite competition.
The selected companies in alphabetical order, their locations, the relevant LaunchTN partner, and information about each including a link to previous teknovation.biz articles are:
- C4 Solutions (Jackson, theCO) which is working to create a virtual reality simulated platform to help companies educate and train employees for a specific skill set in a safe, controlled, and repetitive environment.
- CPRWrap Inc. (Chattanooga, CO.LAB), selling an easy-to-use first aid tool with a translucent overlay that guides users through the American Heart Association’s four recommended steps. (Click here for our most recent biz post.)
- DOTReady (Cookeville, The Biz Foundry) that is the only all-inclusive, fully digital, cloud-based software that can do everything needed to keep company drivers and fleet organized and DOT compliant. (Click here for our most recent biz post.)
- Healing Innovations (Nashville, Life Science Tennessee), a medical device company that developed a revolutionary neurorehabilitation device called the Rise&Walk. (Click here for our most recent biz post.)
- Idyl Cloud (Nashville, Bunker Labs), a public cloud platform that uses Operations Automation to allow developers to focus on designing applications, not configuring infrastructure.
- Nth Cycle (Knoxville, Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council) that provides a recycling technology to enable a secondary source of rare earth and specialty metals for a sustainable, secure energy future. (Click here for our most recent biz post.)
- Possip (Nashville, Nashville Entrepreneur Center) that provides schools with a simplified, consistent two-way communication tool that engages diverse parents easily and simplifies the work of leaders and administrators.
- SecondKeys (Memphis, Epicenter and StartCo) which is property-management software that simplifies the process of filing maintenance requests, accepting payments, and lowering property costs for rental properties and HOAs.
- StoragePug (Knoxville, Knoxville Entrepreneur Center) that helps self-storage facilities raise their visibility and attract customers with marketing and web tools built specifically for the industry. (Click here for our most recent biz post.)